Prison officials had warned police about Iowa murder suspect before his release

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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 12:00 am

IOWA CITY (AP) — An Iowa man charged with killing his mother and kidnapping another woman days after being released from prison made disturbing drawings while behind bars, prompting prison officials to warn police about his release.

Court documents released Wednesday show that Iowa Department of Corrections officials told Sac County Sheriff Ken McClure shortly before Kirk Levin's Jan. 1 release that they had discovered a notebook with explicit writings and drawings of a woman being raped.

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